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  • Location: London, Middlesex
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  • Years Available: 1727 - 1752
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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - April 21, 1752, London, Middlesex ft A By Sir ALE X A N D fe R AN SI Cenfor of BRITAIN Prke 3 dJ APRIL NUMB To be ctfcitiriued every arid Hints Upon different The two firft Letters which I fliall give the Public this the fc fader will perceive have lain by me as they relate to Matters handled in my firft We hope they will not on that Account prove the left accept IV third Letter relates to a Grievance which hath been attacked by all my Predeceffbrs but I think hot in the Light ia which it is here to ALEXAN D E R D R AWCAN S I Efq Cenfor tf Great Am a Subfcriber to your and therefore take the Liberty to tell that there is the damndeft Letter in that of the 25th of I ever read and I am fo enraged at k that I can hardly keep my J djd not that any one Perfon in the World could have had theAffurance to or fupport in thofe two abominable Words WHY and They by Ael of to be entirely pro hibited they are the Bane of every Thing thats O mn how many Pounds have they coft me was it not for that curf d Word a Man might debauch Country almoft for as little Money as one could buy a befides the Expence of what an Expence of Lks and Oaths does this infamous Word WHY put us to For if you attack a Farmers handfome Maid or Ihe prelcntly Why 1 s 4i would you defire to riiiri a poor ihnfr cent And there is no getting the better of this confounded WHY till you have given her Moriey enough to fa tisfy her for what Be calls htr Then if you make your Attempt arhongft the Parfons or Officers Daugh which are generally our you ate preflntly queftiond with 4 Why 44 would you ruin me Why wont you marry me is it not that a M n of Spirit and Fortune mud be fo plagued and ftoppd with this impertinent Word For what is to be done You muft either give over the and lofe perhaps the fineft Girl in trie or fatisfy by and a pofuive liiife of tuture And it not very f that Gentlemen muft be driven to thefe mean as they are and indeed fh uld in arty other Cafe call thern fo to get a fine only by rhat infamous Word WnV A Word which all your modeft Women have ever at their Fingers Ends whilft a good honcft Whore ne ver fays bur what will you give me and your noble generous Women of Intrigue fcorn fuch paltry Interroga tions and only afk you When Where How theie are the fill a Man with Joy and Rap ture and yet one cannot help running after thofe modeft they coft fo much Pains before one gets and all owing to their confounded WHYS and WHEREFORES and after all our tis ten to one but we have in a very few to grow tired of Many Inftances I could pointments thefe Words WHY and WHEREFORE have coft me in the Way of Gallantry But I muft tell the Mifchief they dp alljolly Com panies fordid not thofe who are called fenfible fometimes come among us and confound us with their WHYS and we fhould be the clevcreft Fellows in Eng land and as they are generally 6r old funi Dogs who have a from Tests or we danriot have the of giving the only pro tier to d which is knocking them ftr fending them a Challenge and therefore know not how tb deal with 1 have told Story fliyfelf in that has fet every one laughiilg ready to kill them except one of thofe queer who had nti Wit nor and could not find out the Joke And by this Fellow only by afking me two or three damned turned my Story in fuch a and fet all my heroic Exploits in fuch a trifling that the Company no longer laughed at the but at the Perfon that told Thefe Things I have feen often happen to others as well as to the Bone of all Wity Hu and Jollity And many a charming Scheme thar has been propofed for breaking or ftorming a have I feen fpoilt and laid by a queer Fellows happening to be of the and bringing up forhe damnd WHY and There was poor Tom Gallop who broke his Neck laft riding a Match he had made with Ned Raquett of five hundred on his fweet Mare Cherry Lips about three Years as I and three or four more were going to Dinner at the at came riding in full our Din ner being juft honeft Tom made one of the Down he fat in his Chair i and me fays he how long do you think 1 have been 44 on that Hqrfe you faw me from I think tis upwards of fixty Miks one faid feven another and an other five At lafc Tom and fliewd his that h was under four But unluckily one of theft WHYERS was in who fcrs to you arc come on important by the 44 Speed you have Not I Tom I leave Bufinefs Paper is to be bad at tbe Univerfal Reglfter the Corner of ;